What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- David Tenenbaum writes about Tom Hardin, the extraordinary forensics coach at Madison Memorial.
- Joe Tarr looks into why Madison Ald. Thuy Pham-Remmele is bumming, and the ongoing energies of former Ald. Brenda Konkel.
- Bill Lueders rails against effort to suppress records of criminal convictions.
- Brian McCombie wonders whether wind power is for the birds -- or against them.
- Rich Albertoni profiles John Urban: MAMAs host, TV personality, and all around funny guy.
- Jessica Steinhoff checks in with members of the new band Lake Delton, featuring members of Awesome Car Funmaker and Screamin' Cyn Cyn & the Pon.
- Rich Albertoni checks in with Forever the Sickest Kids, the Texas power-pop combo that had a little trouble with the law in Philly.
- Dean Robbins says Bravo's Real Housewives of New Jersey got no class.
- Mike Wilmington is dazzled by the new Star Trek, and the Dylan Thomas-themed film The Edge of Love reminds Kenneth Burns of his lost youth.
- Andy Moore gets to the root of mustache mania.
- Linda Falkenstein stops in at Bangkok Cuisine, which provides takeout Thai dishes at the Gateway Mall.
- Readers recommend their favorite dirty books in Tell All.